Alumni Board Profiles

EXECUTIVE COMITTEE



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President: Michela D'Eramo Mesa '06

  • Major: social and rehabilitation services
  • Employment: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Assumption years: Student Government Association; orientation leader
    Recipient of the Young Alumnus Award in 2016

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Vice-President: Thomas Wales, Ph.D. '98

  • Majors: chemistry and Spanish
  • Employment: research associate professor, Northeastern University
  • President’s Council member

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Secretary: Stephanie Boucher Rudzinski '09

  • Major: English
  • Employment: senior assistant director of Admissions for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Assumption years: Student admissions associate and tour guide; SGA Senate Speaker; and received the Crown and Shield Award. Married to Andrew ’09.
    President’s Council members

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Immediate Past President: Robert Knittle '85

  • Major: mathematics
  • Employment: Claremont Academy
  • Assumption years: Roomed with current Dean of Student Affairs Bob Ravenelle '86.
    Was an R.A. junior year; member of the Math Club and Communitas organizations.
  • Best memories: Working with HumanArts to produce Godspell (held in the Chapel) during senior year; and hosting a Thanksgiving feast in 6-men apartment and forgetting a carving knife!

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Special Ambassador: Brother Armand Lemaire, A.A. '48

  • Brother Armand is 92 years old and resides in retirement at Notre Dame de Luc residential facility. He has been involved with Assumption since graduating in 1948 and served in the College’s business office for most of his Assumptionists’ years. Bro. has attended hundreds of alumni and campus events over the course of 70 years.

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE


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Richelle Abrahams '09

  • Major: human services and rehabilitation studies
  • Employment: customer service at HealthPlan Services Insurance Agency

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Dan Anastas '10

  • Major: theology
  • Employment: senior compensation analyst, Forrester Research, Cambridge, MA
  • Assumption years: Student Government vice president for financial affairs; Student Honors Council & College Honors Program; Dean of Students’ Judicial Affairs & Appeals Board; Crown & Shield Award recipient; met fiancée Erica Henrickson ’12.
    President’s Council member

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Carleigh Baldwin, Esq. '11

  • Majors: history, political science
    Employment: attorney at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, Boston, MA
  • Assumption years: President, Student Government Association; Reach Out Center; Campus Activities Board; Campus Ministry; Tagaste Committee. 
  • Favorite memory: studying for finals with roommates in “the living room” of Charlie’s.
    President’s Council member

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Fr. Barry Bercier, A.A. '67

  • Major: philosophy
    M.A. in political science from Boston College and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame
  • Employment: visiting assistant professor of theology at Assumption College since 1999

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Christof Chartier CE'12

  • Major: liberal studies from the College’s Continuing Education program
  • Employment: owner of C.M. Chartier Contracting, Templeton, MA
  • Married to Lauren Kelly ’10; both parents attended AC as well as one brother and several uncles. President’s Council members

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Fredric "Ric" Christian, M.D. '68

  • Major: Pre-Med; MD from Georgetown University
  • Employment: Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute.
    clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • President's Council member

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Marcy Martin Coombs '83, P’17

  • Major: management
  • Employment: supervisor – application support at Hedberg Data Systems, East Windsor, CT
  • Assumption years: met future husband, Peter ’84, son Peter will graduate from AC in 2017.
    President’s Council members

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Lou D'Abramo '71

  • Majors: natural sciences, mathematics (pre-Med)
  • Employment: retired, former graduate school dean, Mississippi State University
  • Assumption years: Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980 for track and football; received the Fr. Louis Dion, A.A. ’47 Outstanding Achievement Award in 1996.
    President’s Council members

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Nic Guerra '14

  • Major: economics
  • Employment: business manager, Jamie Oil Company, owned by Tom Carey '81
  • Fun fact: has traveled to six U.S. national parks across the country.
  • Assumption years: President, Student Government Association; helped with numerous alumni events as a student; involved in Residental Life and the Academic Support Center.
    Favorite memory: all of my economic and political science courses ... and Senior Week!

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Catherine "Katie" Hall CE'04

  • Major: liberal studies
  • Employment: Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
  • Assumption years: Worked full-time and raised a daughter while earning a BA through the continuing education program.
    Step-daughter Laura is Class of 2010

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Neil Isakson '87

  • Major: theology
  • Employment: director of external communications, Worcester Academy
  • Assumption years: Married to Paula Dwyer ’88.

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Liliana Jorge '13

  • Major: international business with a minor in French
  • Employment: creative services manager at Sperry, Wolverine Worldwide
  • Fun fact: “My entire life I thought I wanted to be a teacher. After attending Assumption and studying business and subsequently working as an after-school program instructor at Boylston Elementary, I realized I am not built to teach. Assumption quickly pointed me in the right direction, in more ways than one.”
  • Assumption years: Plourde Recreation Center; Cross Cultural Center; ALANA Network; First-year student mentor; track & field, Reach-out Center; Le Provocateur; Sigma Delta Pi; Pi Delta Pi; Orientation Leader 2012.
  • Favorite Assumption memory: SEND 2013 trip to Baltimore & Orientation 2012
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Artie Lindberg ’71

  • Majors: art and history
  • Employment: Art works part-time at New England Low Vision and Blindness and is a golf instructor at Juniper Hills Golf Teaching Center. His 45-year career included time as a high school teacher, a hockey coach and as a senior level executive in the mortgage banking field. Art served in the Army National Guard from 1971 until his honorable discharge in 1977. He earned an M.A. from Fitchburg State College in 1985. He and wife Margie reside in Shrewsbury, MA.
  • Assumption Years: Started as a freshman on the first Assumption varsity hockey team. Co-captain of the team senior year and awarded the Al Banx award for dedication to Assumption athletics.

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John Maldonado Sr. '79

  • Major: social and rehabilitation services
  • Employment: Bank of America, New York City

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Sarah Goodwin Martinath '99

  • Major: communications
  • Employment: Koenigrubloff Realty Group
  • Assumption years: Sarah is married to Jeff Martinath ’98 and lives in Hinsdale, IL. Previously, they lived in CT and were very involved in the CT Regional Club. Sarah and Jeff are now very involved with the Chicago area alumni network.
    President’s Council members

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James Monette G'08

  • Major: communications from Fitchburg State College and MBA from Assumption College
  • Employment: After several years as an executive in Financial Services, Jamie is the experiential learning coordinator in Business Studies at Assumption College. He is also an adjunct instructor at Mount Wachusett Community College.
  • Assumption years: Favorite memory is Commencement
    President’s Council member

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Kevin Peterssen '08, G'12

  • Major: accounting and Master’s in Business Administration
  • Employment: United Bank
  • Assumption years: Very involved as a student with his class gifts and assisting with alumni events. Married to Krissy de Luca ’08.
    President’s Council members

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Austin Potter '10

  • Major: management
  • Employment: Berkeley Research Group
  • Assumption years: Member of the Student Government Association; CT and Cape Cod alumni events. President’s Council member

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Karen Stoyanoff '99

  • Major: accounting
  • Employment: director of recruitment for Assumption's graduate studies program; formerly the College’s Director of Financial Aid. 
  • President’s Council member

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Patricia Field Verderese '73

  • Major: French; Graduate degree in 2000 in religious education
  • Employment: volunteer and Board of Trustee Associate at the Nativity School of Worcester, Pakachoag Music School of Worcester, Board member – Music Worcester, Venerini Academy
  • Assumption years: Favorite memory is meeting her future husband, Paul ’72; worked on the switchboard; helped in the President’s office; and chaired the Parent’s Weekend event.
    President’s Council member and member of AC's Campus Ministry Christian initiation team.

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Jon Weaver '06

  • Major: English
  • Employment: chief operating officer, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives
  • Assumption years: SGA President; married to Katie DiBuono ’08.